The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

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Who is the best college quarterback ever? Who are the greatest college quarterbacks of all time?There have been many great college quarterbacks in the past and surely there are many more great QBs to come, so answering those questions is sure to prove difficult. But list is all about trying to decide just who is the greatest college quarterback of all time? These are the greatest college QBs, ranked by user votes.

Take a look at this list of the all time greatest college football quarterbacks in history and see if you agree with who made the cut. Featuring some young guns like Tim Tebow and old staples like Peyton Manning, this list truly meant to represent all time. Not just recent memory. If you see someone missing, feel free to add them! This is one impressive group of college qbs. Make sure to vote up who you think is the top college football quarterback of all time!
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  • Tim Tebow
    University of Florida
    3,613 votes
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Philippines, Makati

    As the ever-iconic starting quarterback for the Florida Gators from 2007 to 2009, Tim Tebow continuously shattered records with his unique combination of strength, agility, and ability to read defenses like a seasoned pro. Winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007, Tebow was a force to be reckoned with, twice leading his team to national championships in 2006 and 2008. In addition, his unyielding determination and fervor for the sport made him one of the most memorable and passionate players in college football history.

  • Joe Burrow
    LSU Tigers
    2,180 votes
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Ames, Iowa

    In 2019, Joe Burrow catapulted onto the scene as quarterback for the LSU Tigers, breaking a multitude of NCAA records with a staggering 60 passing touchdowns in a single season. While his 2018 debut at LSU was impressive, it was Burrow's senior season that brought home the hardware, as he secured both the Heisman Trophy and a national championship for his team. Through precision and poise, Joe Burrow's monumental season solidified his place among the all-time greats of college football.

  • Dan Marino
    University of Pittsburgh
    1,521 votes
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Dan Marino's impressive tenure as the starting quarterback for the University of Pittsburgh from 1979 to 1982 launched him into the pantheon of college football greats. Marino's incredible arm strength and pinpoint accuracy enabled him to break numerous school records, including career touchdown passes (79). Though a national championship eluded him, Marino's indelible impact on the sport makes him a central figure in college football history.

  • Vince Young
    University of Texas
    2,482 votes
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

    As the high-powered rocket behind the Texas Longhorns from 2003 to 2005, Vince Young remains one of college football's most dynamic and electrifying playmakers. Amassing an impressive 30-2 record as a starter, Young capped his collegiate career with a magnificent performance in the 2006 Rose Bowl against powerhouse USC. With an unforgettable game-winning touchdown in the final seconds, Young cemented his status as a legendary figure in the annals of college football.

  • Roger Staubach
    Navy Midshipmen football
    1,579 votes
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Honing his skills on the field for the United States Naval Academy from 1962 to 1964, Roger Staubach dazzled audiences with his explosive plays and gritty determination. Staubach's crowning moment came in 1963 when he won the prestigious Heisman Trophy while simultaneously leading his team to a number two national ranking. Due in no small part to his success on the gridiron, Staubach paved the way for future generations of service academy athletes in college football.

  • Peyton Manning
    University of Tennessee Knoxville
    2,611 votes
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Peyton Manning, starting quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers from 1994 to 1997, was hailed for his incredible arm talent and unmatched football IQ. While he narrowly missed winning the Heisman Trophy in 1997, Manning put up staggering numbers with 11,201 passing yards and 89 touchdowns. His storied college career laid the groundwork for an even more remarkable NFL career and solidified Manning's place among college football's most excellent quarterbacks.